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Traffic Volume

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

I present this petition on behalf of the residents of Old Basing and Lychpit, who are deeply concerned about the mounting volume of traffic using their residential area as a short cut, or rat-run. Investment in our local services has not gone hand in hand with the dramatic increase in house building in my part of north Hampshire, which is creating ever more congestion for areas such as Old Basing and Lychpit.

The petition has been signed by 493 residents from Old Basing and Lychpit. It states:

The Petitioners request that the House of Commons urge the Department for Transport to ensure that the following facilities are provided:

Adequate speed reduction measures to provide a safer environment for local residents, many of whom are small children.

New pedestrian and bicycle priority crossings at designated road junctions and locations of greatest danger.

New and wider pavements to enable the safe passage of…local residents, many of whom are travelling to and from school.

Installation of clear road markings…and…urgent and democratic consultation of all local residents with regard to this matter.

And the petitioners remain, etc.

To lie upon the Table.